[mythtv-users] WinTV-NOVA-T-500 - buying in the UK
myth at robinhill.me.uk
Wed Feb 14 10:05:47 UTC 2007
On Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 09:32:21AM +0000, junk wrote:
> Robin Hill wrote:
> > On Wed Feb 14, 2007 at 08:52:12AM +0000, junk wrote:
> >> I'm also interested in getting a Nova T 500. I live in a marginal signal
> >> area. Do you have any idea how sensitive the tuners are?
> >> Also can anyone offer advice on relative merits of using a dual tuner
> >> card versus two separate cards from a signal reception point of view? I
> >> want to upgrade from one to two tuners. I'm guessing that using a dual
> >> tuner card (with the signal split directly at the tuner inputs and the
> >> tuner inputs presumably either having matched impedance or a buffer or
> >> something) that I'll get better signal quality than simply using a
> >> passive splitter on the aerial cable and using two separate cards?
> > I'm in a pretty low signal area myself (I need a mast-top booster to get
> > any reception at all) and the Nova-T-500 is sensitive enough for me.
> > I've noticed no difference in reception quality between having a single
> > Nova-T-500 and two standard Nova-T's (daisychained as they have an
> > aerial output as well as input). Personally I'd doubt the manufacturers
> > put any effort into optimising the signal splitting at all - I think
> > they'll have used the equivalent of a cheap passive splitter internally.
> > HTH,
> > Robin
> Thanks. Perhaps with the potential EIT problem I might be better off
> just getting a second AVer card identical to the one I already have and
> using a passive splitter just before the inputs then - I know the
> chipset on the AVer card words well a second AVer card will be cheaper.
If you've got the space then I'd definitely recommend sticking with the
single tuner cards for now.
( ' } | Robin Hill <myth at robinhill.me.uk> |
/ / ) | Little Jim says .... |
// !! | "He fallen in de water !!" |
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